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Political Aide Charged With Election Fraud in NC Race

Operative worked on Mark Harris campaign

(Newser) - The political operative accused of absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional race that's now getting a do-over has been indicted. McCrae Dowless, who was arrested Wednesday, faces charges over the collection of absentee ballots in the 2016 and 2018 elections, the Charlotte Observer reports. Republican Mark Harris... More »

Do-Over of House Election Won't Include Mark Harris

Republican drops out after ballot fraud allegations

(Newser) - North Carolina's redo of a congressional election won't include the apparent winner of the first go-round. Republican Mark Harris posted Tuesday on Facebook that he isn't running again, KAIT reports, citing surgery scheduled for next month. His campaign had been accused of ballot fraud in the November... More »

Surprise Reversal in North Carolina's Ballot Fraud Inquiry

Elections board orders new election after Republican Mark Harris changes course

(Newser) - North Carolina's elections board Thursday ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after the Republican candidate conceded his lead was tainted by evidence of ballot-tampering by political operatives working for him. The State Board of Elections voted 5-0 in favor of a do-over in... More »

Surprise Testimony From Candidate's Son: I Warned Dad

NC elections board weighing the validity of Mark Harris' victory in House race

(Newser) - Not the usual kind of testimony heard before a state elections board: "I love my dad and I love my mom," John Harris told North Carolina officials Wednesday. "I certainly have no vendetta against them, no family scores to settle, OK? I think they made mistakes in... More »

GOP Operative Handled Ballots Illegally: NC Elections Chief

Congressional contest between Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready hangs in the balance

(Newser) - A Republican operative, who last year rounded up votes for a GOP candidate running for Congress, conducted an illegal and well-funded ballot-harvesting operation, North Carolina's elections director said Monday. The director's testimony came on the first day of a hearing into whether mail-in ballots were tampered with in... More »

Democrats: We Won't Seat This Republican in the House

Incoming majority party says investigation must continue into Mark Harris' win in North Carolina

(Newser) - North Carolina might be short one member of Congress when the new term begins. Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Friday that Democrats won't allow Republican Mark Harris to be sworn in next week because of an ongoing investigation into his November victory, reports the AP . "Given... More »

Bolaño's 2666 Tops Another Book List

Choi's A Person of Interest also gets Salon fiction nod; '67 Oscar race tops non-fiction

(Newser) - Chilean author Roberto Bolaño's novel 2666, about the murders of women in a border town, features on Salon's list of the 10 best books of the year. They include:
  • 2666: Bolaño, who died young in 2003, is celebrated posthumously in the English-speaking world. "He pursues, with suave
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